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    Securing the Future of Connected Health on a Global Scale

    On the dark web, health records are worth literally forty to fifty times more than credit card data. While you may be able to change your social security or fiscal identity number with significant amounts of effort or cancel your credit cards, you cannot change the genetic data, health conditions,…

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    Driving Responsible Innovation of AI, Life Sciences and Next Generation Biotech

    “We are making God obsolete,” declared the rockstar-like professor of synthetic biology in the recent Netflix hit show Biohackers. What happens when humans become creators of new forms of DNA, including our own? Who gets to decide? Who owns our genomic data? Who is it shared with? Who is accountable?…

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    IEEE Standards Used in Your Everyday Life

    Technology has become an integral aspect of our everyday lives. From the internet to the smart grid, and health care to transportation, technology standards are used in a variety of ways. IEEE standards enable many of these technologies, as well as those that have helped people cope with the COVID-19…

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    Podcast: Contact Tracing Applications and Technologies Beyond COVID-19

    IEEE SA Voice podcast discusses ethical considerations of personal privacy versus public health protection with contact tracing technologies and apps in the use of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

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    Podcast: Establishing a Standard of Quality in Digital Therapeutics

    Digital therapeutics are growing in popularity for patients. Combining science and technology creates a double-edge sword including one how to best establish quality and trust in the safety and efficacy of patients. In this podcast, Maria Palombini, Director of Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development and Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS)…

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    Podcast: Taking a Stand – Moving Medical Wearables Beyond Monitoring

    In an effort to enhance clinical research, Maria Palombini, Director of Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development and Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) Practice Lead at the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), interviews Jennifer Goldsack, Executive Director of Digital Medicine Society (DiME) to explore the need for bringing together pharmaceutical clinical…

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    Podcast: Decentralizing Clinical Trials – Removing the Pain in Enhancing Patient Care

    Maria Palombini, Director of Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development and Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) Practice Lead at the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), interviews Walter De Brouwer, CEO & Founder of Doc.ai and Chair of the IEEE SA Technology and Data Harmonization for Enabling Decentralized Clinical Trials Industry Connections…

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    Podcast: BioCompute – Open and Connected Gene Communication

    The newly released IEEE 2791-2020 Standard for Bioinformatics Analyses Generated by High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) facilitates an expedited bioinformatics communications exchange protocol amongst critical stakeholders in the clinical research phase. Maria Palombini, Director of Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development and Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) Practice Lead at the IEEE Standards…

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    SDGs and Personal Sovereignty: Digital Trust in the Algorithmic Age

    In the wake of COVID-19, with increased need for location tracking and the sharing of biometric and medical data to combat the pandemic, a dialogue has emerged in governmental, commercial, and civil societies debating the balance between personal privacy and the protection of the public. Calls for personal data sovereignty–the…

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    New Creative Commons Paper Addresses Ethical Hurdles to Contact Tracing Adoption

    Contact tracing applications and technologies (CTA/CTT), which often leverage phone-location data, hold tremendous potential to help mitigate COVID-19’s spread. But it is clear now that we were not ready—from multi-faceted business, operational, legal, technical and social perspectives—to embrace CTA/CTT quickly and widely enough to maximize their effectiveness. How could these…

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